MORNING BRIEFING: Fatal Spokane fire, MPHS texts and the FBI's fake news


An elderly woman died this morning when a fire broke out in her east Spokane home, which officials believe did not have working smoke detectors. (KXLY)

City contract delays complicating local housing and shelter services. (S-R)

Dangerous respiratory disease confirmed in two Spokane children from September. Both have since been released. (KREM)


FBI made up a fake The Seattle Times story to plant tracking software in suspected high school bomber's computer in 2007. (Seattle Times)

MPHS shooter reportedly lured victims to lunch meeting via text before opening fire. (Everett Herald)

Idaho police, social workers on front lines of mental health. (Boise State Public Radio/Idaho Statesman)


Friend of Boston Bomber found guilty on related charges. (NYT)

U.S. Marines, British troops leave Helmand province after 13 years of bitter combat in Afghanistan region. (WaPost)

Ukranian separatists to hold controversial election. (BBC)